Bachelor of Arts

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Criminology - unit set code MJ-A000045

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Criminology is an engaging field of study with diverse career prospects. A Bachelor of Arts with a major sequence in criminology provides a solid educational foundation in the principles of criminological thoughts and research that will enable graduates to choose between seeking employment in related industries or seeking to undertake further study. Deakin’s criminology program involves broad fields of study with students covering a considerable breadth and depth of crime and criminal justice issues, as well as specialisation in areas such as victimology, media, terrorism, crime prevention, security and surveillance.

The major sequence aims to produce graduates with the ability to engage in debates concerning crime and justice issues, matters that are part of everyday life, and practical knowledge and skills in an engaging field of study with diverse career prospects.

In line with Deakin’s commitment to providing flexible study options, you can choose to study the Bachelor of Arts (major sequence in criminology) full time or part time, at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) or via Cloud (online) mode. All subjects provide considerable online activities.

You will also have the opportunity to significantly fast-track your studies, completing the course in just two years by making the most of Deakin’s trimester system.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this major promising career opportunities await in both the public and private sector, state and federal police, intelligence agencies, and a range of law enforcement, anti-corruption and crime prevention agencies at federal, state and local government level, as well as in correctional services, community services and private security industries.

Students commencing from 2014:

The Criminology major sequence comprises 8 credit points of ACR coded units including the following compulsory six core units: ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301 and ACR302, plus 2 ACR coded elective units.

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACR101Introducing Crime and Criminology(core)

Trimester 2

ACR102Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice(core)

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACR201Issues in Criminal Justice(core)

ACR203Crime, Victims and Justice

Trimester 1 and trimester 3

ACR210Crime, Surveillance and Society*

ACR211Crime Prevention and Security*

ACR212Crime, Surveillance and Technology**

ACR213Crime, Terrorism and Security**

Trimester 2

ACR204Crime, Media and Justice

ACR202Criminology Theory(core)

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACR301International and Comparative Criminal Justice(core)

Trimester 2

ACR302Criminology Research(core)

*ACR210, ACR211 - Trimester 1 (alternate years 2016, 2018) and trimester 3 (alternate years 2015, 2017)

**ACR212, ACR213 - Trimester 3 (alternate years 2016, 2018) and trimester 1 (alternate years 2015, 2017)

Students who commenced prior to 2014:

Continuing Criminology students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact Student Services Office for re-enrolment advice and to review Course Plans.  From 2014, most Criminology ASL coded units have been replaced with Criminology ACR coded units.

Criminology is being rolled out over a three-year period commencing 2014 in Burwood (Melbourne). In 2015, the following Criminology units will be offered on campus at Burwood: ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR203, ACR204, ACR210, ACR211, ACR212 and ACR213. In 2016, ACR301, ACR302 and ACR303 will also be offered on campus.  

Students applying with prior study or recognition for prior learning will need to contact the student services office to review their enrolment plans.

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